Disability and Special Needs
We are committed to providing support for disabled students to enable them to study and work alongside their non-disabled peers. To help achieve this, a wide range of facilities, services and support structures have been put in place. We also encourage students to disclose information regarding special needs in a confidential setting.
This section of the Department's web site provides information on the kinds of support services on offer, both within the School itself and in the wider University.
Disability Contact Officer
The Department has a dedicated Student Support Officer (Richard Cawley), who offers confidential help and advice on both academic and personal issues. Richard has a particular remit of care for first year students (and is thus the Year 1 Personal Tutor). Alongside these responsibilities, Richard is the Department's Disability Contact. This means that Richard has a special remit in offering support to students with disabilites and other special needs. As such, Richard has information on a range of services and how to access them.
Central University Support: the Disability & Dyslexia Service
Cardiff University provides a wide range of support services for students with disabilities and other special needs. The University's Disability & Dyslexia Service is the gateway through which these services can be accessed. The Service has a number of dedicated specialists to offer advice and assistance. The Service has two main student centres, each located at one of the University's campuses.
Disability Support for Lifelong Learning Students
The University's Centre for Lifelong Learning has a dedicated Accessibility Officer (Jill Baird). Jill provides help and assistance to all of the Centre's students, whether they are on evening classes or a one-day event.